The British Experience

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Baroque Lifestyle offers insight into the highs and lows – but mainly the highs – of the 2015 Autumn/Winter London Fashion

With the Oscars slap bang in the middle of London Fashion Week, many people were torn. Where to go? What to watch? Our bet is that those who weren’t possible Academy Award winners themselves or weren’t invited to LA to take part in one of the city’s most popular events headed for London, and braved the cold to watch British models strut their stuff on the catwalks.

Of course, London Fashion Week is an institution and the Brits are used to the cold. They just know how to look glamorous no matter what the weather holds, and as usual, the stars and celebrities, models and fashion savvy who attended were a vibrant, beautifully dressed bunch. Aside from a shortage of cabs – a problem every year as the shows get more and more popular – and hectically busy restaurants in the evenings, the shows went on as usual, and more than 50 designers revealed stunning collections for autumn/winter 2015.

London Fashion Week revealed many memorable experiences. A highlight was supermodel Naomi Campbell’s Fashion 4 Relief Charity show on the opening night, which raised lots of lucre to fund the fight against Ebola. Royalty was in attendance, with the paparazzi paying special attention to the Duchess of Cambridge who showed off her quintessential style and her growing baby bump as she attended shows featuring her favorite designers including Erdem, Issa and Emilia Wickstead, all three of whom have dressed the Duchess in the past.

The highlight of the week was Monday February 23rd, when fashion editors were out in full force to see what Erdem (already touted as Designer of the Year), Christopher Kane and Burberry had on offer. That’s quite a trio – each brand has its own distinctive personality that is completely different from the rest.

Just like those held in New York, Milan and Paris, London’s Fashion Week shows are the realm of the international fashion elite. Whether you’re a fashion editor, blogger, buyer, model or celebrity, the city is the place to be for five full days of hype and excitement. According to the British Fashion Council (BFC), the event, which is held twice a year, draws over 5,000 visitors – and that’s including the media and the fashion industry.

Last year’s Fashion Week in London was the Spring/Summer 2015 shows held in September was full of international visitors, the majority of which came from Europe – but there was a large proportion from both Asia and the US. This year’s shows were no exception, and the international crowd came, saw and conquered the city as only they can.

If you’d like to book yourself on the next leg of the Fashion Week run, which will take you first to Milan and then onto Paris, why not contact Baroque Travel right away? We will assist you with flights and accommodations in either or both cities. Email us at info@baroquetravel.com.